WJYS CONSTITUTION, BYLAWS, RULES AND POLICIES
WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE CONSTITUTION, BYLAWS, RULES AND POLICIESCONSTITUTION
Bylaw 1:01:01 NAME
Bylaw 1:02:01 PURPOSE
Bylaw 1:02:02 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
Bylaw 1:02:03 ORGANIZED FOR NON-PROFIT PURPOSES
Bylaw 1:02:04 NO DISCRIMINATION
Bylaw 1:03:01 COLORS
Bylaw 1:04:01 AFFILIATION
Bylaw 1:05:01 AUXILIARY AND ADVISORY ORGANIZATIONS
Bylaw 1:05:02 PURPOSES
Bylaw 1:05:03 FINANCIAL REVIEW
Bylaw 1:06:01 TERRITORIES AND BOUNDARIES
Bylaw 1:07:01 AUTHORITY STRUCTURE
Bylaw 1:07:02 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Bylaw 1:07:03 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bylaw 1:07:04 ORDER OF LEADERSHIP
Bylaw 1:07:05 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Bylaw 1:07:06 EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES
Bylaw 1:08:01 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Bylaw 1:08:02 ORDER OF BUSINESS
Bylaw 1:08:03 VOTING
Bylaw 1:08:04 PROXY VOTES
Bylaw 1:08:05 ESTABLISHMENT OF QUORUM
Bylaw 1:08:06 PAID EMPLOYEES CANNOT VOTE
Bylaw 1:09:01 AMENDMENTS
Bylaw 1:09:02 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Bylaw 1:09:03 AMENDMENTS 2/3 MAJORITY EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
Bylaw 1:10:01 DISSOLUTION
Bylaw 2:01:01 AFFILIATION
Bylaw 2:01:02 MANDATORY REGISTRATION
Bylaw 2:02:01 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bylaw 2:02:02 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS
Bylaw 2:02:03 ELECTRONIC VOTING
Bylaw 2:02:03 BOD AGENDA, POLICY CHANGES, MINUTES
Bylaw 2:02:04 BOD RESPONSIBILITIES
Bylaw 2:03:01 APPOINTMENT OF OTHER OFFICERS
Bylaw 2:04:01 OTHER COMMITTEES
Bylaw 2:05:01 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Bylaw 2:05:02 BOD VOTING
Bylaw 2:06:01 ELECTIONS
Bylaw 2:07:01 REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF OFFICERS
Bylaw 2:07:02 REPLACEMENT IF QUORUM DOES NOT EXIST AT SPECIAL COUNCIL MTG.
Bylaw 2:08:01 RULES OF ORDER
Bylaw 2:09:01 AMENDMENTS
Bylaw 2:10:01 BUSINESS CONFLICT OF INTEREST
POLICY: CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Bylaw 2:11:01 SEXUAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE
REGISTRATION RULES & POLICIES
RULE 3:01:01 BOUNDARIES
RULE 3:02:01 MANDATORY REGISTRATION
RULE 3:02:02 VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION
RULE 3:03:01 SEASONAL YEAR
RULE 3:04:01 REGISTRATION FEE
POLICY: WAIVER OF FEES
RULE 3:04:02 REGISTRATION SUBMISSION & FEE PAYMENT TO STATE
RULE 3:05:01 AGE GROUP DEFINITIONS
RULE 3:05:02 LIMITING AGE
RULE 3:05:03 EQUAL AGE GROUPS
RULE 3:06:01 PROOF OF AGE
POLICY: PLAY-UP RULE
POLICY: PENALTY FOR MISREPRESENTING AGE
POLICY: PRESENTING FALSE INFORMATION
RULE 3:06:02 TEAM ROSTERS
POLICY: TOURNAMENT TEAMS
RULE 3:06:03 PLAYER ADVANCEMENT
POLICY: PLAYER RECRUITMENT
RULE 3:07:01 MULTIPLE ROSTERING
POLICY: MULTIPLE ROSTERING IN LEAGUE-AT-LARGE
RULE 3:07:02 PLAYER RELEASE
RULES OF PLAY & POLICIES
RULE 4:01:01 FIFA RULES
POLICY: RULE CHANGES
RULE 4:02:01 SPORTSMANSHIP
POLICY: FIFA DIMENSIONS
POLICY: FIELDS USED BY YOUNG AGE GROUPS
RULE 4:03:01 GAME TIMES, BALL SPECIFICATIONS, TEAM PLAY SIZE
RULE 4:04:01 SIZE OF AGE GROUP TEAMS
RULE 4:05:01 MIXED TEAMS
RULE 4:05:02 TYPES OF TEAMS
RULE 4:06:01 COACHING FROM THE SIDELINES
POLICY: GAME TERMINATION
POLICY: CONDITIONS OF REPLAY OF GAMES
RULE 4:06:02 COACHING AGE GROUP TEAMS
RULE 4:07:01 REFEREE/COACH RESPONSIBLITIES
05:01:01 POLICY: PROXY
05:02:01 TAPES OF MINUTES
05:03:01 BID PROCESS
05:04:01 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
06:01 DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS
06:01:01 WRITING OF CHECKS AND PURCHASE OVER $500
06:01:02 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
06:01:03 RETURNED CHECKS
06:02 REIMBURSEMENT STANDARDS
06:02:01 DELEGATES ATTENDING MEETINGS
RISK MANAGEMENT POLICIES
07:01 RISK MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
07:01:02 RISK MANAGEMENT REVIEW
07:02:01 VOLUNTEER DISCLOSURE FORM
07:02:02 CRIMINAL HISTORY CHECK
07:02:03 RIGHT TO DENY PARTICIPATION
07:03 SAFETY ISSUES
07:03:02 CANCELLATION OF GAME
WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE CONSTITUTION
1:01:01 This League (Club) shall be known as WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE
1:02:01 The purpose of the League (Club) is to develop, promote, and govern youth soccer in Salt Lake County.
1:02:02 The League (Club) shall be organized as an incorporated nonprofit. The League (Club) shall have the right to do and engage in all activities permitted of non-profit corporations under the laws of the State of Utah. The League (Club) shall operate in accordance with Section 501(C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The League (Club) will operate to avoid liability for excise taxes under sections 4941(d), 4942, 4943 (c), 4944, and 4945(d) of the Internal Revenue Code.
1:02:03 This League (Club) is one that does not contemplate pecuniary gain or profit to the members thereof, and it is organized solely for non- profit purposes.
1:02:04 This League (Club) does not discriminate on any basis prohibited by applicable law, or USSF Bylaw Section 213(1) (a) (2).
1:03:01 The representative colors of this League (Club) shall be Blue, Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow, Purple, Green, Black, and White.
1:04:01 This League (Club) shall be an affiliated member and comply with the authority of the Utah Youth Soccer Association and United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). To the extent permissible under applicable law, this constitution and bylaws shall be consistent with USSF’s, and USYSA’s articles of incorporation and bylaws. To the extent permissible under applicable law, UYSA and its members shall abide by USSF’s and USYSA’s articles of incorporation and bylaws. UYSA will not join any organization that has requirements that conflict with USSF’s articles, bylaws, policies and requirements. USSF’s Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, policies, and requirements take precedence over and supersede the governing documents of the UYSA and its members to the extent applicable under State law, and the UYSA and its members will abide by those Articles, Bylaws, policies and requirements. UYSA shall register all of its players, coaches, teams, referees and administrators with USSF at least once each year and timely pay all dues and fees to USSF. UYSA will abide by USSF’s Articles, Bylaws, policies and requirements on interplay.
1:05 AUXILIARY AND ADVISORY ORGANIZATIONS
1:05:01 The Board of Directors may establish, authorize, or recognize auxiliary or advisory organizations of the League (Club), whether operating as separate not-for-profit corporations or as agencies of the Association, as it may deem appropriate. Auxiliary and advisory organizations shall be subject to such conditions and reviews as the Board of Directors may determine from time to time. All programs and activities of such organizations shall be consistent with the rules and regulations that apply to the overall exemption of the League (Club) as a not-for-profit organization under Internal Revenue Service and state tax codes.
1:05:02 The sole purpose of any auxiliary or advisory organization shall be to foster the purposes of this League (Club).
1:05:03. The League (Club) shall have the right to review and inspect the financial records of any auxiliary or advisory organization affiliated with the League (Club).
1:06 TERRITORIES AND BOUNDARIES
1:06:01 The territory of this League (Club) shall be the Salt Lake County.
1:07 AUTHORITY STRUCTURE
1:07:01 This League (Club) shall be governed by its Constitution, Bylaws and Rules, which shall take precedence over policies and shall be consistent with the Constitution and Rules of the United States Soccer Federation and the United States Youth Soccer Association, as such Constitution, Bylaws and Rules are approved by the governing authority.
A. This League (Club) shall provide annually to the Secretary General of District 2 of the UYSA: (1) a report on its activities; (2) copies of its constitution, bylaws, and governing documents; (3) any changes to its constitution, bylaws, and governing documents within 90 days of their adoption; and (4) its most currently completed financial statement no later than 90 days after the start of UYSA’s seasonal year.
B. Copies of this League (Club)’s constitution, bylaws, and governing documents shall made available to its’ members upon request.
C. This League (Club) will allow UYSA, upon reasonable notice, to review its basic documents and procedures as may reasonably be required to determine compliance with UYSA and USSF Constitution and bylaws.
1:07:02 The governing authority of this League (Club) shall be vested with the Executive Committee as defined in the Bylaws section 2:01:01 A. The Executive Committee shall hold an Annual General Meeting, and may meet at other times, as directed by the Board of Directors, or upon petition of one-third of the voting strength of the Association. An agenda will be sent along with the notice for the Annual General Meeting.
1:07:03 The governing authority shall be the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors of this League (Club) shall consist of elected officers and all others as defined by the Bylaws.
1:07:04 When the President is absent, the following order of leadership will be followed for the purpose of conducting necessary business: Registrar, Secretary, and Treasurer.
1:07:05 The Executive Committee shall be composed of the following: President, Registrar, Secretary, and Treasurer.
This Committee is a planning and development committee which will meet as needed to develop long range planning, formulate proposed policies, actions, recommendations and perform other duties as directed by the State Council or Board of Directors.
1:07:06 In case of emergencies between Board of Director meetings, the Executive Committee will meet to discuss problems. All actions by the Executive Committee must be ratified by the Board of Directors at their next scheduled meeting after such emergency Executive Committee meeting(s).
1:08 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
1:08:01 The League (Club) shall hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) each year during the first quarter of the year. Notification shall be made to all affiliated members at least thirty days prior to the meetings.
1:08:02 The order of business at the Annual General Meeting shall be as follows:
A. Call to Order
B. Roll Call
C. Credentials Report
D. Introduction of Guests
E. Acceptance of Minutes of the Previous Board Meeting
G. Unfinished Business
H. Proposals for Changes to the Constitution, Bylaws and Rules
I. New Business
J. Election of Officers
1:08:03 Each affiliated member of the League (Club) in good standing shall be entitled to a weighted vote as established in the Bylaws. Any person holding more than one (1) position that is entitled to vote at any meetings of the League shall be entitled to vote only in the capacity to which that person was first elected or appointed. The votes belonging to the position or positions to which such person was subsequently elected or appointed shall not be entitled to be voted by such person nor by any proxy of such person. Any votes not entitled to be exercised pursuant to this section shall nevertheless be counted for the purposes of determining a quorum for the conducting of business. The President of this League (Club) shall cast a vote only when the vote is by ballot or in all cases where their vote would change the result.
1:08:04 No proxy votes are allowed.
1:08:05 A majority of the eligible voting membership must be present in person, via electronic vote or via teleconference in order for a quorum to exist. Except for amendments to the Constitution, Bylaws and Rules, a majority of eligible votes cast shall be required to decide an issue.
1:08:06 No paid employee of the League (Club) shall be entitled to vote in any capacity.
1:09:01 Any proposal to amend the Constitution, Bylaws and Rules of this Association may be made by any member, by the Board of Directors, or by a properly constituted committee of this League (Club). Changes must be submitted in writing to the League (Club) Office in care of the Secretary not later than forty-five (45) days prior to the Annual General Meeting, and must be circulated to voting members not later than fifteen (15) days prior to the Annual General Meeting.
1:09:02 Amendments to the Constitution, Bylaws and Rules of this League (Club) shall be made at the Annual General Meeting.
1:09:03 An amendment to the Constitution, Bylaws and Rules, shall be deemed adopted by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the votes present at the Annual General Meeting, or other meeting called for that purpose. Amendments adopted at the Annual General Meeting shall be effective immediately unless otherwise specified.
1:10:01 Upon the winding up and dissolution of this incorporated nonprofit, after paying or adequately providing for the debts and obligations of the incorporated nonprofit, the remaining assets shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation or corporation, which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious and/or scientific purposes, and which has established its tax exempt status under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. If this incorporated nonprofit holds any assets in trust, said assets shall be disposed of in such a manner as may be directed by order or decree of the District Court of the County in which this incorporated nonprofit’s principal office is located, upon petition therefore, by any person concerned in the liquidation.
WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE BYLAWS
2:01:01 This League (Club) recognizes two categories of membership:
A. Voting members:
1. Elected officers of the Board of Directors, (i.e., President, Registrar, Secretary, Treasurer.
Appointed officers of the Board of Directors are appointed by the executive committee of the Board of Directors. The appointed officers of the Board of Directors consist of the Schedule Coordinator and Age Group Coordinators.
Membership in this League (Club) shall be open to all Teams desiring to affiliate, which meet the requirements of “members in good standing” as defined in the Bylaws. Individual players, coaches, referees and administrators are members of this League (Club) through their registered affiliation with the League (Club) or other official body of this League (Club) and are subject to the Constitution, Bylaws and Rules of this League (Club). Membership and participation in the activities of this League (Club) and its affiliated Teams or Clubs shall be open to any soccer player, coach, trainer, manager, administrator and official, provided such person is not suspended or barred from participation by League (Club), District 2, UYSA, USYSA or USSF. Each member of an affiliated Team or other official body of this League (Club) will adhere to the Constitution, Bylaws and Rules of this League (Club) and will always act in a manner to protect the interests of this League (Club).
2:01:02 All teams or organizations affiliated with WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE or Utah Youth Soccer Association must register every soccer player, every coach, and every soccer team that is sponsored, financed, coached, or administered by the club, league, association or organization whether they be male or female. ALL volunteers (administrators, team managers, etc.) must be registered with Utah Youth Soccer Association (UYSA) by completing the Disclosure Form within 30 days of appointment.
2:02 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2:02:01 At the annual general meeting (AGM) the following Officers shall be elected for a two-year (2) term of office (except as noted below).
Voting shall be done in the following order:
1. Odd number years: President and Treasurer.
2. Even number years: Registrar and Secretary.
No Officer of the State Board shall hold more than one (1) Board-voting position at the same time. An incumbent officer may be removed prior to completion of his/her term of office by a two-thirds vote of the body that elected him/her.
A. PRESIDENT: The President shall preside at and conduct meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees and shall supervise all activities of the UYSA. The responsibilities of the President shall include, but not be limited to the following:
1. Interpreting and enforcing the Constitution, Bylaws and Rules of the Association under the direction of the Board of Directors;
2. Appoint, at the beginning of each seasonal year, additional officers and standing committee chairs as described in section 2:03 and 2:04 of these bylaws;
3. Be responsible for overseeing of office procedures and personnel,
which responsibility may be delegated;
4. Representing WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE at all necessary district, UYSA, USYSA and USSF meetings and/or functions;
5. Be the general representative of WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE particularly as regards to public relations, which responsibility may be delegated;
6. Tournament programs and directors;
7. Oversee referee development; and
8. Oversee risk management development; and
9. Sign orders on the Treasury.
B. REGISTRAR: The Registrar shall temporarily have the authorities and responsibilities of the President during his/her absence. If the office of President becomes vacant during the term of office, for any reason, the Registrar will resume the duties of President until such time as the Board of Directors shall meet as per 2:02:04. The responsibilities of the Registrar shall include but not be limited to the following:
1. Registration: oversee continued development of this process to include automating data processing needs;
2. Rules and Revision: Overseeing all facets of this area of the program to include making sure changes are noticed in a timely manner, ensuring that all procedures are done in a correct and timely manner, forwarding copies of revised changes to UYSA within the allotted time;
3. Publicity/Newsletter: Overseeing publicity of WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE;
4. Marketing: Developing, implementing and coordinating plans to market WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE within the County and the State;
5. Preparing for the selection and presentation of Volunteer of the Year Awards and Coach of the Year Awards;
6. Sign orders on the treasury;
7. Other duties as assigned by the President.
8. Sign orders on the treasury.
C. SECRETARY: The responsibilities of the secretary shall include, but not limited to the following:
1. Keep and maintain an accurate record of all Board meetings and Executive Committee meetings;
2. Supervise the taking of minutes at all other meetings;
3. Handle all correspondence as requested by the President;
4. Give notice of meetings;
5. Preside over and conduct the AGM committee;
6. Credentials at the AGM;
7. Compile and publish WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE Directory annually and
8. Develop and maintain WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE history scrapbook.
9. Sign orders on the treasury.
D. TREASURER: The responsibilities of the Treasurer shall include, but not
be limited to the following:
1. Shall give a receipt for all monies which shall be deposited in a federally insured financial institution in the name of this League (Club). All accounts shall be paid by check or bankcard as recommended by the Executive Committee.
2. Any purchases exceeding $500.00 not included in the approved budget shall require approval by the Board of Directors.
3. The receipt book and vouchers shall be produced when required by the Board of Directors, properly balanced according to the bankbook and/or statement.
4. Shall arrange for periodic audits or reviews of League and financial records and procedures.
5. Preparation of financial reports including annual reports;
6. Preparation of a proposed budget for each fiscal year with the input from other Executive Board members;
7. Submit an annual budget for approval by the Executive Board at the AGM preceding the seasonal year it becomes effective;
8. Shall be responsible for maintaining the 501 C 3 Tax Exemption Status of this Association and;
9. Sign orders on the treasury.
2:02:02 The Board of Directors shall meet as frequently as it deems necessary, but not less than once every three (3) months. Fifty (50) percent of the voting members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Except as provided in Section 2:02:03(A), a majority of the quorum present at the meeting shall be required to decide an issue.
A. Any item of business not included on the agenda sent out at least 10 days prior to the Board Meeting requires a two thirds (2/3) vote for passage by the Board of Directors.
B. Any new policy or policy change, whenever possible, should be submitted to Board members for consideration at least one board meeting before a vote is taken by said Board.
2:02:03 At the discretion of the President, issues brought forth by members of the Board of Directors may be addressed by the use of electronic means.
Cyber Voting (Internet)
(a) A member of the Board of Directors may present to the President, in written form, a motion for consideration. The motion must include the name of the person making the motion, the name of the person seconding the motion, the text of the motion, and the reason that the motion can not be held until the next scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors;
(b) Each member of the Board of Directors must have the opportunity to vote on the motion. The electronic mail address that is on file with the Secretary will be used. It is the responsibility of each member of the Board of Directors to keep their current contact information with the Secretary. Each member of the Board of Directors will be given the minimum of 48 hours (excluding weekends) to reply with their vote;
(c) Each member of the Board of Directors must be given the same information regarding the motion;
(d) The time allotted to administer the electronic vote will not exceed 72 hours (excluding weekends). If a quorum of voters has not responded within the time allotted, the vote will be designated “out of order” and removed from the table. Any member not responding in the allotted time of a vote that is deemed “in order” will be acknowledged as an abstention;
(e) The President or a designee of the President will administer the electronic vote.
D. Proposed minutes from meetings of the Board of Directors shall be mailed to the State Council and made available to other upon request.
2:02:04 The Board of Directors shall be responsible for the operation of the League (Club) and the conducting of the business and affairs of the League (Club), including, but not limited to, the following:
A. Enforcing and interpreting the Constitution, Bylaws and Rules of the League (Club).
B. Establishing and/or modifying League Boundaries with the approval of the affected District(s) and State.
C. Approving all Inter-League play other than regularly scheduled season games.
D. Reviewing League (Club) rules and procedures to ensure consistency with UYSA and USSF Constitution, Bylaws and Rules.
E.. Supervising the financial affairs of the League (Club) to include establishing or approving appropriate fees to provide the necessary financial support for implementation of WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE programs, and arranging for independent CPA audits of WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE financial records and procedures.
Annual expenditures may not exceed annual receipts except as approved by the Board of Directors.
G. Appointing or approving the appointment of all executive committee members of the League (Club) Board of Directors when one of the executive committee members is unable to complete his/her term of office.
H. Suspending, barring completely or otherwise disciplining any player, coach, manager, team assistant, parent or referee. Such action shall be subject to any restrictions in Section 2:07 of these Bylaws.
I. Making from time to time temporary rules or regulations for specific cases or occasions not provided for in the Constitution, Bylaws and Rules, but which are deemed necessary, by the Board of Directors, to carry out the objectives of this League (Club). Such rules must be approved at the next Annual General Meeting.
2:03 OTHER OFFICERS
2:03:01 The following Officers, appointed by the Executive Committee and subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, shall be ex-officio members of the Board of Directors and shall serve for a term of one year. Said officers may be reappointed each year and are responsible for the duties as outlined below: (For voting strength, see 2:01:01)
A. JUDICIAL OFFICER shall act as legal officer for the Association. Insofar as is practicable, the Judicial Officer shall be an attorney at law duly licensed to practice law in the State of Utah. The Judicial Officer shall advise the Association with respect to legal matters and shall act as parliamentarian at meetings of the Board of Directors. The Judicial Officer will be responsible for preparing any and all papers pursuant to the Articles of Incorporation (if incorporation is pursued) of the Association and will be responsible for maintaining the tax exempt status of this Association pursuant to Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code and will advise the Board of Directors with respect to liability and medical insurance coverage. This is a non-voting position.
B. RISK MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR shall be responsible for:
1. Planning, developing and implementing of Risk Management under the direction of the Board of Directors with guidance from United States Youth Soccer Region IV and United States Youth Soccer. This position is a non-voting position.
C. MARKETING DIRECTOR shall be responsible for planning, developing and coordinating marketing of WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE. This position is a nonvoting position.
D. FIELDS DIRECTOR:
The Fields Director shall be responsible for securing and arranging for proper marking of fields for use of the League. The Field Director shall coordinate League efforts to maintain fields in good condition. This position is a nonvoting position.
E. EQUIPMENT CHAIRPERSON:
The Equipment Chairperson shall be responsible for purchasing, issuing, collecting, inventorying and accounting for all League equipment to include team equipment issued to coaches. This position is a nonvoting position.
F. SCHOOL COORDINATORS:
A School Coordinator should be appointed for each school within the City of West Jordan. The School Coordinator shall be responsible for publicizing and promoting soccer in school neighborhoods, assisting in registering players, assisting the registrar in assigning players to neighborhood recreation teams, recruiting volunteers to serve as coaches, assistant coaches, team parents, and referees, and shall maintain good rapport with school and neighborhood officials. This position is a nonvoting position.
G. AGE GROUP COORDINATORS:
Age Group Coordinators shall be responsible for assisting the registrar in making assignments of teams in an age-group division and shall assure that teams adhere to UYSA, District and League Rules and exhibit good sportsmanship. This position is a voting position.
2:03:02 Attendance at League meetings is a critical element of responsibility. Board Members missing consecutive meetings, or missing a fourth meeting in a single year shall, automatically and immediately, be subject to a hearing before the Board of Directors for removal. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of eligible voters at the hearing shall be required to remove the officer
2:04 OTHER COMMITTEES
2:04:01 League Officers may organize committees and delegate authority as necessary to accomplish their responsibilities.
2:05 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
2:05:01 The Executive Committee as established in the Constitution section 1:07:02 shall be the governing body of this League (Club) and shall meet annually at the Annual General Meeting:
A. to approve changes to the Constitution, Bylaws and Rules of the Association,
B. to conduct the business of this Association, and
C. to elect members of the Board of Directors as herein provided.
2:05:02 Members of the Board of Directors and other Officers as specified in Article 2:03:01 of these bylaws shall each be entitled to one (1) vote except that the President (or Registrar if acting in the absence of the President) shall vote only when the vote is by ballot and in all other cases where the vote would change the result.
2:06:01 It is the responsibility of governing bodies of WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE to ensure that elections of their respective officers are held in a timely manner and at appropriate intervals as set forth in these Bylaws. An opportunity shall be afforded to interested individuals to announce their candidacy for office. Appropriate notice of elections should be distributed by the league. Newly elected officers shall take office immediately upon election. The State Office must be notified within fourteen (14) days of the result of the election.
2:07 REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF OFFICERS
2:07:01 A hearing for the removal of any officer will be held upon presentation to the governing body over that officer of a petition for removal signed by a number of eligible voters equivalent to at least one-third (1/3) of the eligible voters in attendance at the meeting at which the officer was elected. A two-thirds (2/3) vote of the eligible voters at the hearing shall be required to remove the officer.
2:07:02 When any office becomes vacant because of the removal or resignation of the incumbent, an election will take place by the Executive Committee at either the next League Executive Committee Meeting or Special Board meeting within one hundred twenty 120 days of the vacancy. The body having jurisdiction over the vacant office shall appoint an individual to fill this position on an interim basis. When a special executive committee meeting or board meeting is called for the purpose of filling a vacant position and a quorum does not exist, those members present with valid voting rights will vote on a replacement to fill the vacant position until the next AGM where a vote of the members will be taken. This does not apply when someone vacates his or her position less than 120 days before the scheduled AGM. No other items may be considered at this special council meeting.
2:08 RULES OF ORDER
2:08:01 Meetings of this League (Club) shall be conducted in accordance with parliamentary procedures, with Robert’s Rules of Order being the standard reference in the event of dispute.
2:09:01 Amendments to these Bylaws shall be made at the Annual General Meeting or at a special meeting called for that purpose pursuant to Article 1:09:02 of the
Constitution of this Association. Amendments shall be adopted in accordance
with Article 1:09:03 of the Constitution of this Association.
2:10 BUSINESS CONFLICT OF INTEREST
2:10:01 No member of WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE shall engage in any position or function of WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE in an effort to gain advantage for their personal or business gain. Any potential conflict of interest shall be declared in a disclosure statement to the WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE Board of directors. The statement may be submitted voluntarily or upon request of the President. The Board of Directors will investigate and, if necessary, take action for removal of the individual from their position in WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE.
POLICY: CONFLICT OF INTEREST
No member of the WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE Board of Directors as defined in Bylaw 2:01:01 may receive remuneration (except for reimbursement of approved expenses) for the performance of services as an officer or director of the League (Club). Members of the Board of Directors and Officers must disclose any affiliation that might create an actual or perceived conflict of interest. Members subject to this policy shall be considered to have a conflict of interest if:
(a) the Member has existing or potential financial or other interest that impairs or might reasonably appear to impair that Member’s independent, unbiased judgment in the discharge of his or her responsibilities to the League (Club); or, (b) the Member is aware that a member of his or her family, or any organization in the Member (or member of his or her family) is an officer, director, employee, member, partner, trustee or controlling stockholder, has existing or potential financial or other interest that impairs or might reasonably appear to impair that Member’s independent, unbiased judgment in the discharge of his or her responsibility to the League (Club). For the purposes of this provision, a family member is defined as a spouse, parent, sibling, child, and any other person that resides in the same household as the Member. Members shall disclose to the Board of Directors any possible conflict of interest at the earliest practical time. Each Member shall complete and sign a disclosure form provided annually by the Secretary. Furthermore, a Member who has disclosed a conflict of interest shall not participate in discussions of, and shall abstain from voting on, any pertinent matter under consideration by the Board of Directors. The minutes of these meetings shall reflect that a disclosure was made and that the Member having a conflict or possible conflict of interest abstained from voting. Any Member who is uncertain whether a conflict of interest may exist in any matter may request that the Board of Directors resolve the question in his or her absence by majority vote.
2:11 SEXUAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE
2:11:01 This League (Club) opposes sexual and physical abuse. To the extent permissible under applicable law, the Board of Directors and members shall adopt policies consistent with the criteria established by UYSA and USSF.
WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE SOCCER ASSOCIATION
REGISTRATION RULES AND POLICIES
3:01 RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS
3:01:01 The Association has established and recognizes specific boundaries for its recreation league.
3:02 MANDATORY REGISTRATION
3:02:01 All players, coaches and administrators shall annually register with WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE and UYSA and timely pay all dues and fees. All players are required to submit a properly completed USYSA Membership form. A player may register with UYSA without being listed on a team’s roster.
3:02:02 All volunteer coaches, referees and administrators shall register with the Association by submitting a completed appropriate registration form at the beginning of each seasonal year. A player may register with UYSA without being listed on a team’s roster.
3:03 SEASONAL YEAR
3:03:01 The seasonal year of this League (Club) shall begin on or about September 1st and end on or about August 31st of the following year.
3:04:01 A player registration fee will be established each year to pay for necessary program expenses such as uniform, team equipment, field equipment and maintenance, league administrative support, accident reimbursement plan, liability insurance, State Office administration and national USYS dues. Only the league president or the authorized agent that collects the registration fees can authorize a refund of any or all of the registration fees. Neither the district nor the state has the authority to change the league president’s decision.
POLICY: WAIVER OF FEES.
While it is expected that all players pay their way, it is recognized that some players may not be able to pay their full registration fee because of severe financial hardship. WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE may set their own standards whereby they waive all or a portion of the registration fee that remains with the league, district or association. Any shortfall thus incurred must be absorbed within that body’s budget. Such waiver policies should be approved by the Executive Committee. The state portion of registration fee cannot be waived except by the Board of Directors upon application and a showing of severe hardship. Players or parents receiving a waiver of all or a portion of the registration fee should be prepared to volunteer their services to the waiving body in such areas as fields and equipment, refereeing, coaching or as needed.
3:04:02 The player is registered from the moment the player or player’s agent (legal guardian) signs the UYSA Participation Registration Form and other documents as required and pays the appropriate fees to the League (Club) within the time frame set by that body. The initial league registration shall take place each year prior to June
15. Registration shall continue throughout the seasonal year as needed for the demands of the league.
3:05 AGE GROUP DEFINITIONS
3:05:01 WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE claims jurisdiction over all amateur youth soccer players in West Jordan who have not reached nineteen years of age before the first day of August of the immediately preceding seasonal year in which they apply for registration. Any amateur youth soccer player in the County of Salt Lake who has not reached nineteen years of age before the first day of August of the immediately preceding seasonal year may apply for registration.
3:05:02 Players who attain the limiting age for any age group on or after August 1 of the seasonal year will be eligible to play in that age group for the remainder of the seasonal year.
3:05:03 The league, unless otherwise sanctioned by the Board of Directors of this Association, shall divide play among teams of equal age grouping as follows:
High School – Player has not reached 19 years of age before AUGUST 1st of the immediately preceding seasonal year.
Junior High – Player has not reached 15 years of age before AUGUST 1st of the immediately preceding seasonal year.
UNDER-12 – Player has not reached 12 years of age before AUGUST 1st of the immediately preceding seasonal year.
UNDER-11 – Player has not reached 11 years of age before AUGUST 1st of the immediately preceding seasonal year.
UNDER-10 – Player has nor reached 10 years of age before AUGUST 1st of the immediately preceding seasonal year.
UNDER-9 – Player has nor reached 9 years of age before AUGUST 1st of the immediately preceding seasonal year.
UNDER-8 – Player has not reached 8 years of age before AUGUST 1st of the immediately preceding seasonal year.
UNDER-7 – Player has nor reached 7 years of age before AUGUST 1st of the immediately preceding seasonal year.
UNDER-6 – Player has not reached 6 years of age before AUGUST 1st of the immediately preceding seasonal year.
UNDER-5 – Player has nor reached 5 years of age before AUGUST 1st of the immediately preceding seasonal year.
3:06 PROOF OF AGE
3:06:01 All players are required to meet USYSA standards and furnish as proof of age one of the following documents if requested:
A. Birth Certificate
B. Board of Health Records
D. Alien Registration Card issued by the U.S. Government
E. Uniformed services Identification and Privilege Card (DD Form 1173) issued by the uniformed services of the United States
F. Birth registration issued by an appropriate government agency
G. Certificate issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service attesting to age or a certification of an American Citizen born abroad issued by the appropriate government agency
H. Current Drivers License
I. Hospital, baptismal or religious certificates WILL NOT be accepted
GENERAL PLAY-UP POLICY. No player in the U-10 or younger age group may be registered to a team that competes in an age group more than one year older than the player’s age group. Upon written consent of the player’s legal guardian, a player who is U11 or older may be registered to a team of an age group not more than two years older than the player’s age group.
POLICY: PENALTY FOR MISREPRESENTING AGE.
Any altering or falsifying of proof of age documents or misrepresentation of age may result in both disqualification of the player from further WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE and/or UYSA play.
POLICY: PRESENTING FALSE INFORMATION
Any individual (coach, player, parent/guardian & others) who knowingly falsifies records or documents will be suspended from further participation and membership in WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE and/or UYSA, pending a hearing.
3:06:02 All team rosters will be prepared by the registrar of WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE. The preparation of the team roster by the registrar binds the player to that team for the seasonal year unless a player is granted a transfer by the age group coordinator.
A. Maximum roster – no team shall be allowed more than eighteen (18) registered players at any given time.
B. Minimum roster – no team shall be allowed to have less than six (6) registered players at any given time.
C. Improper registration – any team playing a player who is over-age or unregistered may be banned from future play in the league.
POLICY: TOURNAMENT TEAMS
Teams may be formed without respect to current WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE and/or Utah Youth Soccer Association boundary restrictions for the purpose of playing in tournaments. Such teams shall exist for the expressed purpose of play for a stated tournament or tour and will not be considered a league team.
3:06:03 Coaches, administrators and other adult volunteers are pledged to assist players in reaching the highest level of play within UYSA that their skills, desires and inclinations permit. Those individuals that interfere with or subvert the efforts of others to help players reach these goals are subject to disciplinary action including but not limited to being banned from participating in any league activities.
POLICY: PLAYER RECRUITMENT.
Coaches, administrators or others who persist in unwelcome attempts to secure a player’s services after the player or his/her parents have indicated their decision not to participate in the program are subject to disciplinary action.
3:07 MULTIPLE ROSTERING
Players may not be registered nor play on more than one team sponsored by Utah Youth Soccer Association at the same time excluding all players participating on the State Select Team and players U-12, Junior High, and High School age groups and on tournament teams as defined by bylaw.
3:07:01 Players in the U-12, Junior High, and High School age groups may register for more than one team sponsored by UYSA under the following considerations:
A. Both teams are entered on equal competition levels but in different age brackets/or gender groups.
B. Neither team competes against each other in league or tournament play.
C. Registration fees must be paid for both teams.
3:07:02 The team may release, voluntarily or involuntarily, any player from its roster with or without a written request. A team may release a player from its roster if the player is unable to play for one of more of the following reasons:
A. The player has violated rules of the USSF, USYSA or UYSA.
B. The player has moved beyond a reasonable travel distance. Determination of what is considered a reasonable travel distance is subject to definition by the WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE.
C. The player is injured in such a manner that the player will not be able to participate for the remainder of the season.
D. A player may voluntarily request to be released from a team.
WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE RULES OF PLAY & POLICIES
4:01 FIFA RULES
4:01:01 FIFA rules shall govern WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE play except as modified herein.
POLICY: RULE CHANGES.
U-5 AND U-6 PLAYS 4 VS 4
Shinguards are mandatory—NO SHINGUARDS-NO PLAY. There is no offside rule. There cannot be a call for a player being in an offside position. However there is also no “cherry picking” (waiting at or near the goal for the ball to come so that it can be kick into the net. There are no throw-ins. Players are to kick the ball into bounds. There is no goalie. The coach is allowed on the field as the referee and to help coach his/her team during the game. No slide tackles are allowed. Substitutions will be made when the ball is stopped and can be done on either team’s possession. If a player has their hands up by their chest for protection from the ball, this is not considered a hand ball and should not be called as such.
U-7 AND U-8 PLAYS 6 VS 6
Shinguards are mandatory—NO SHINGUARDS-NO PLAY. There is no offside rule. There cannot be a call for a player being in an offside position. However there is also no “cherry picking” (waiting at or near the goal for the ball to come so that it can be kick into the net. Throw-ins are allowed. There is no goalie. The coach is allowed on the field as the referee and to help coach his/her team during the game. No slide tackles are allowed. Substitutions will be made when the ball is stopped and can be done on either team’s possession. If a player has their hands up by their chest for protection from the ball, this is not considered a hand ball and should not be called as such.
U-9, U-10 AND U-11 PLAYS 9 VS 9 (8 players and a goalie)
Shinguards are mandatory—NO SHINGUARDS-NO PLAY. In the fall, offside should not be called on the U-9’s. Offside should be called in the spring. U-10’s should be called for offside both fall and spring. There is a goalie. No coaches are allowed on the field during the game. Throw-ins are allowed. Substitutions can be made on out-of-bounds balls on team’s possession, goal kicks, and corner kicks. If a player has their hands up by their chest for protection from the ball, this is not considered a hand ball and should not be called as such.
U-12 AND JUNIOR HIGH PLAYS 11 VS 11 (10 players and a goalie)
Shinguards are mandatory—NO SHINGUARDS-NO PLAY. There is a goalie. Offside will be called. No coaches are allowed on the field during the game. Substitutions will be made on out-of-bounds or dead balls on team’s own possession. If a player has their hands up by their chest for protection from the ball, this is not considered a hand ball and should not be called as such.
HIGH SCHOOL PLAYS 5 VS 5 (4 players and a goalie)
Shinguards are mandatory—NO SHINGUARDS-NO PLAY. There is a goalie. Throw-ins are allowed. Offside is not to be called. No coaches are allowed on the field during the game. Substitutions may be made on a fly ball. No drop kicks. There can be goal kicks as long as the ball does not go past the mid-line unless touched by any other player.
4:02:01 The common interest that members of the Association share is to inspire youth to practice the ideals of sportsmanship and fair play. Any player, coach, team, parent, spectator, administrator or referee whose behavior detracts from this purpose is subject to disciplinary action regardless of technical soccer background, expertise, accomplishments or standing.
POLICY: FIFA DIMENSIONS.
FIFA Law provides for flexible external field dimensions within a given maximum and minimum width and length. These dimensions should be adhered to for all fields used by teams under-12 and older.
POLICY: FIELDS USED BY YOUNG AGE GROUPS.
The dimensions of fields used by recreation teams under-10 and younger should be no greater than FIFA rules but may be less than FIFA rules. U-6 teams should play on a field approximately 20 X 40 yards. Fields for older age groups should be progressively larger. USYSA recommends U-8 should play on a field 40-50 yards in length and20-30 yards width. It is recommended U-10 play on a field 70-80 yards in length and 40-50 yards in width. In addition, fields used by young age groups may have their internal dimensions and size of goal similarly modified.
4:03 GAME TIMES, BALL SPECIFICATIONS, AND TEAM PLAY SIZE
4:03:01 Length of games and ball specifications, except as provided by USYSA and its affiliates, the length of games, ball size, ball weight, ball dimensions for each age group shall be as follows:
|DIV.||GAME LENGTHS||BALL SIZE||TEAM PLAY SIZE|
|High School||Two 30 min. halves||Size 5||5 vs 5|
|Junior High (U14)||Two 35 min. halves||Size 5||11 vs 11|
|U-12||Two 30 min. halves||Size 4||11 vs 11|
|U-11||Two 30 min. halves||Size 4||9 vs 9|
|U-10||Two 30 min. halves||Size 4||9 vs 9|
|U-9||Two 30 min. halves||Size 4||9 vs 9|
|U-8||Two 25 min. halves||Size 3||6 vs 6|
|U-7||Two 20 min. halves||Size 3||6 vs 6|
|U-6||Two 20 min. halves||Size 3||4 vs 4|
|U-5||Two 20 min. halves||Size 3||4 vs 4|
4:04 NUMBER OF PLAYERS
4:04:01 Except as noted below, team rosters shall consist of not less than six or more than eighteen players. A team must have at least seven (7) players present and able to play before games are to start.
4:04:02 SIZE OF AGE GROUP TEAMS. In order to give player’s maximum opportunity to develop in the game of soccer, U-5 through U-1O and High School play modified rules and size of roster as stated in United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) rules.
Teams may make an unlimited number of substitutions at the times indicated below. A player who has been replaced may reenter the game as a substitute at a later time.
A. Prior to a throw-in your favor.
B. Prior to a goal kick by either team.
C. After a goal by either team.
D. After an injury, by either team, when the referee stops play.
E. At half time.
F. When a player has been “cautioned”, only the player receiving “caution” may be substituted.
All-play means that every recreation player on every team shall play at least fifty percent of each game.
A. A Coach shall be permitted to not play a player 50% of each game under special circumstances, e.g., ungentlemanly conduct at practice and/or games, and injuries.
4:05 MIXED TEAMS
4:05:01 Girls are eligible to play on boys teams with parent/guardian permission.
4:05:02 Teams with females only are Girls Teams. All others are Boys’ Teams.
4:06 COACHING FROM THE SIDELINES
4:06:01 Except as noted below, coaching from the sidelines, i.e., giving direction to one’s own team on points of strategy and position, is permitted provided that:
A. No mechanical, electrical or other devices are used to amplify the voice.
B. The tone of voice is informative and not a harangue.
C. The coaching takes place within the team’s bench area.
D. No coach, substitute, player or spectator is to make derogatory remarks or gestures to the referees, linesmen, players, substitutes or spectators.
E. No coach, player, substitute or spectator is to use profanity or incite, in any manner, disruptive behavior of any kind.
NOTE: AS PER FIFA RULES.
The penalty for the above shall be ejection from the game and disciplinary action may be taken by the age group coordinator and/or the executive committee.
4:06:02 In order to give players maximum opportunity to develop in the game of soccer, U-5 through U-8 age groups permit coaches to be on the field of play provided that:
A. No mechanical, electrical or other devices are used to amplify the voice.
B. The tone of voice is informative and not a harangue.
C. No coach, substitute, player or spectator is to make derogatory remarks or gestures to the referees, linesmen, players, substitutes or spectators.
D. No coach, player, substitute or spectator is to use profanity or incite, in any manner, disruptive behavior of any kind.
NOTE: AS PER FIFA RULES.
The penalty for the above shall be ejection from the game and disciplinary action may be taken by the age group coordinator and/or the executive committee.
POLICY: GAME TERMINATION
Any game terminated after 10 minutes into the second half by the referee by reason of the elements, or by reason of grave disorder on the part of the coaches, players or spectators shall stand as a completed game.
POLICY: CONDITIONS OF REPLAY OF GAMES
Any game which is suspended due to elements shall be played subject to the following conditions:
A. The game shall be replayed on the same field, as was the suspended, unless otherwise agreed by the coaches.
4:07 REFEREE/COACH RESPONSIBLITIES
4:07:01 The referee/coach shall verify the identity of the players and coaches. The referee/coach must not allow a player into the game that is not registered and on the team roster.
WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES
5:01:01 POLICY: PROXY
Any proxy attending League Board Meetings will not be allowed to vote.
5:02:01 TAPES OF MINUTES
Use of tape recorders in Board Meetings is disallowed with the exception of the Secretary for the purpose of taking minutes. The tapes of the minutes stay in the possession of the Secretary and if anyone wants to review the tapes, the Secretary in the presence of another member of the executive committee, may review the tapes at a designated point. The reason for review must be a valid one and not just because that person did not attend the meeting. The request should go through the President.
5:03:01 BID PROCESS
A bid process will be used when in the interest of WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE.
5:04:01 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes should consist of the following:
1. Subject Mentioned
2. Committee Recommendation
WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE FINANCIAL POLICIES
6:01 DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS
6:01:01 Checks will be written on need by need basis. Before a check can be written, an expense reimbursement form must be completed with all necessary information and submitted to the Treasurer. Any purchase exceeding $500.00 not included in the approved budget shall require approval by the Board of Directors. All checks require two signatures.
6:01:02 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The President receives the bank statements. After his review of the bank statement, the statement is provided to the Treasurer for reconciliation. The reconciliation is then provided to the President for his review and approval.
6:01:03 RETURNED CHECKS
There will be a $25.00 charge for returned checks. It is the responsibility of the treasurer to follow up on these checks.
6:02 REIMBURSEMENT STANDARDS
6:02:01 Following is the standard for reimbursement of funds by delegates attending regional and national meetings.
Food: Rate designated by IRS Publication 1542 – not including liquor. If it is a situation where the person needs to entertain someone, it is to be done on a case-by-case basis with usual and customary costs but may not include liquor.
Lodging: Rate designated by IRS Publication 1542 or rate of lodging for designated facility of the event.
Car Rental: Medium-sized car when public transportation is not available at a less expensive basis and the safety of the delegate is not jeopardized.
Air Fare: The best cost available considering factors: time of travel and layovers, etc.
Mileage: Rate designated by IRS Publication 1542. Anyone attending under a designated office on behalf of WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE must attend appropriate meetings for their office and submit a written report to the Board of Directors.
WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE RISK MANAGEMENT POLICIES
7:01 RISK MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
7:01:01 WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE may provide a Risk Management volunteer to serve their entity.
7:01:02 A risk management review should be conducted on WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE on a yearly basis. (This is not a financial review but a review to assure that WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE is in compliance with Risk Management, Insurance and Banking concerns.) This review would be conducted by the WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE Risk Management Director.
7:02:01 Pursuant to guidelines established by WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE, all coaches, referees and program administrators shall be required to complete a Volunteer Disclosure form concerning their background, criminal history and activities.
7:02:02 All directors, coaches, referees and program administrators consent to a criminal history check before or during participation with WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE.
7:02:03 WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE shall have the authority to deny any applicant, board of director, coach, or coordinator, etc. the privilege of serving as a coach or administrator for risk management concerns as established by the voting members of the WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE Board of Directors. There are a number of considerations, which will be examined in each situation, and that final determination of privilege will be in the hands of the voting members of the WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE Board of Directors. All individuals shall be given due process and have the ability to present their case before the voting members of the Board of Directors. The authority of WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE to deny any individual the privilege of serving may not be overruled by any official entity except as allowed in the appeal process that UYSA has adopted. The following actions will result in expulsion from serving as a volunteer.
A. Any conviction for a crime of violence.
B. Any conviction for a crime against a person.
C. Any report of child abuse or appearing on the Child Abuse Index.
D. Any report of sexual offenses or sexual misconduct.
E. Admitted use of or conviction for use of illegal drugs.
F. Documented history of alcohol abuse (DUI’S, etc.)
G. Intentionally falsifying information on the Disclosure Form.
H. Refusal to submit a Disclosure Form or fingerprints when required under these rules. WEST JORDAN YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUE shall have the authority to deny participation to any person who has been convicted of a felony or its equivalent by any court.
7:03 SAFETY ISSUES
7:03:01 The Association promotes safety by encouraging local programs to observe strict controls over ages, equipment, behavior of youth, and adult spectators.
7:03:02 A director may override a coach’s decision to play a game if field or weather conditions pose a safety concern for players.